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Shinrin Yoku

Updated: Jul 5, 2020

I use sounds that I created using the software logic and garage band to have a more multisensory effect on the projects. The music and projection will bring everything together. The sounds utilized are records from the Yemeni protests, bombings, and airstrikes. I synthesized these sounds and composed melodies that will produce from the objects that are in the installation. I intend for the composition to be approximately the inverse of the golden ratio reflecting my Arabic inheritance. The structure will create a sense of relief and airy-flow.

I took an independent study in East Creek, Oregon in June 19, 2019. It was an organic experience that I never thought would open a different healing method for my PTSD. One term for the healing process is called Forest Bathing, which is also known as Shinrin Yoku.For one to do this, you need to leave all technology behind and to try to connect with nature. It can help you slow down and be one with the earth..


Thomas Oppong, “Wabi-Sabi: The Japanese Philosophy for a Perfectly Imperfect Life.” Medium (Personal Growth, November 21, 2018.) 

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